Actually, it is a Crosby topic, even if it's also about Pittsburgh, because you singled him out in the very first sentence. Hey guise I wanted to just ***** and moan about fast food but this isn't about McDonalds..
In all seriousness, Pittsburgh being in the spotlight is no different than our beloved Wings being in this same spotlight for many years. A good sum of fans have trouble coming to grips with the fact that the Wings can't have the spotlight forever. That's why you enjoy the time you get to see the Wings.
I can't speak for everybody, but probably highly untrue. The amount of attention that Pitt/you know who gets is pretty absurd, much more absurd when people in here often went nuts over and over again on ESPN/ABC frothing at the mouth every time at Peter Forseberg during his prime years, whether it was fair/justified or not. This is never going to change despite you trying to call people out on it every time.
Would a part of me be thrilled if the Wings went to another outdoor game? Well duh, yeah b/c I'm a Wings fan, but I'm not an idiot and would realize that it would be totally unfair to just about all the other teams who haven't played in one yet.
Yes, I get that the NHL is in it for ratings. Well, sometimes you also got to do what is "right". I don't really follow the NBA but I think it's a safe guess that plenty of people who follow the NBA plenty are absolutely sick and tired of Lebron James talk right now. I certainly am That's the same way with NHL fans/you know who. And getting new fans to just focus on you know who/one team just wears itself out. Focus on other star players/good teams as well. There's only so many new fans you can get from just one player/team focus.
As for the game itself if I do watch it it is going to be muted because if I play a drinking game and heard you know who's name that day, I'd probably die from over shots. The game will either be muted or I'm watching college football all day since I enjoy that sport and January 1st is arguably the biggest day in college football (in terms of bowl games/the amount of them).
Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 28 July 2010 - 06:03 AM.